Impressive use of technology to enable highly realistic looking face-to-face interviews with the interviewer and sports stars in different physical locations.
The Eurosport Cube went live during coverage of the US Open last night with the broadcaster welcoming its first ‘teleported’ player guests.
You can see a clip from the interview between Eurosport presenter Barbara Schett-Eagle and Karolina Pliskova below.
Eurosport today launched the new Cube for our coverage of the US Open and we were thrilled to welcome number one seed @KaPliskova as our first-ever guest in the mixed-reality studio with @Babsschett after her first round win. pic.twitter.com/MC5Wrk6g7i
— Eurosport (@Eurosport) August 31, 2020
Player teleportation is one of a range of new interactive features Eurosport is introducing to maximise fan engagement in response to spectators being outside the stadium and limited on-site access, due to Covid-19 safety precautions.